Take part in a charming cruise around Gdansk during a dazzling sunset. In Gdańsk, the sun is setting against the background of the port cranes which are the symbol of the city. Beautiful, orange sun and its rays reflecting in the water – this cannot be described in words, it must be seen in Gdańsk!
An intimate, spacious 12-person replica of the historic Galar boat will take you on a cruise around Gdańsk. Thanks to the small number of passengers, you will feel at ease and special. Discover Gdańsk from the perspective of the water – from the perspective from which you can see much more and thanks to our boat you will reach places inaccessible to larger vessels. Learn about the rich history of Gdańsk, monuments and see how the city looks today.
Explore Gdańsk from the water level, aboard a replica of a Polish river boat that has been in use for over 400 years. Boats of this type were used mainly in the 18th century.
Start your Sunset cruise from our marina located at the Gdańsk shipyard, which used to be a workplace for almost 18,000 people and was inaccessible to visitors for over 170 years. The Gdańsk shipyard was established after 1945 on the site of the former German shipyards. This is where the Solidarity movement comes from. This trade union, established in 1980, led to the fall of communism in Poland.
Relax, unwind and admire the beautiful sunset with the Gdansk harbor cranes in the background.
Sail along the Motława River through the center of the Old Town. Learn a lot of interesting information and see many tourist attractions in Gdańsk, including the grounds of the Teutonic castle, the Long Quay with water gates leading to the city, the famous wooden Crane from the 15th century, and charming old tenement houses and their new surroundings. Continue your cruise, admiring other monuments and new buildings on the Ołowianka Island and the Granary Island. This Sunset cruise is also a unique opportunity to see up-close specialized ships, port cranes which are the symbol of the city and the quay of the Port of Gdansk.
End your Sunset cruise in Gdansk at the same location from which you departed or ask the captain about the possibility of ending the cruise a little closer to the Old Town
bottled water, blanket, audio guide, life jacket
There is a parking fee of PLN 2 per hour or PLN 8 per 24 hours throughout the entire Imperial Shipyard. The payment can be made directly at the parking meter or via the ePARK application
What to take with you?
Dress appropriately for the weather – the boat is open so you can enjoy the full view.
It is allowed to consume your own drinks and food on the boat.
We accept pets (no additional fee) – the dog must wear a muzzle during the cruise. In the case of damage caused by the animal – the owner / guardian of the animal is fully responsible.
For everyone – adults, teenagers, children, families, disabled people, companies, schools, organized groups
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us: email@example.com
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GALAR GDAŃSKI FOUNDATION is a non-governmental organization established in January 2018 as a way of professional activation of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion and an idea to promote the city of Gdańsk (its history and culture). The Foundation employs people with disabilities and the long-term unemployed.
The Foundation is created by people full of enthusiasm and development plans for the future. In 2018, the foundation managed to implement a service in the form of cruises on historic boats (lighter) around two islands: Granary Island and Ołowianki Island.
It is planned, inter alia, to restore the inhabitants of the pedestrian and bicycle ferry as a connection between the Nowy Port district and the Wisłoujście Fortress.
Historical Polish boats, including the lighter, are a cultural heritage of Poland that should be cared for. Therefore, as
an expression of care for the material and spiritual achievements of generations, the ferry for the crossing will be a lighter, but in a greater
As part of the Foundation’s development, we will want to organize internships for people from social exclusion and those outgoing
from orphanages. While designing the classes, the pupils will learn the knowledge of shipbuilding and boatbuilding crafts.
In the longer term, we are thinking about creating a living boatbuilding museum, in which replicas of historical buildings will be built in front of visitors.
As part of the membrane activity, a number of social projects, including: educational cruises with jelly beans for
children and young people, artistic open-air workshops for talented youth, cleaning rivers and green areas or family picnics.
The boat you have to sail on is a replica of the ancient lighter boat (steered in the 18th century), drawing attention to the water of the Motława under slightly different conditions. The galar is a type of an old Polish river vessel used for one-time use
transport of goods (including salt, lime, zinc, soap, grain) down the river. People flowed to Gdańsk from the upper Vistula and the San.
The then galleys were 18 m long and 8 m wide. They could carry 25 tons of goods.